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mark0006
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2017 Acura TLX Crash Test - Video    (Score: 1, Normal) 12-08-2016 14:29
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2017 Acura TLX Crash Test 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZRrJ1Ch4d0

Fan Koni
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Re: 2017 Acura TLX Crash Test - Video    (Score: 1, Normal) 12-08-2016 14:41
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Did this inspire the fragment "diamond" design for the APC?
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Re: 2017 Acura TLX Crash Test - Video    (Score: 1, Normal) 12-08-2016 16:59
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Watching this and the Ridgeline video just posted, I know which I'd rather crash in. In the truck, that dummy barely moved.

Interesting watching the airbag spin as the wheels turn when the car moves to the side.

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Re: 2017 Acura TLX Crash Test - Video    (Score: 1, Normal) 12-08-2016 21:11
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mad_ox1 wrote:
Watching this and the Ridgeline video just posted, I know which I'd rather crash in. In the truck, that dummy barely moved.

Interesting watching the airbag spin as the wheels turn when the car moves to the side.



actually the tlx safety cage held up better. as you can see the front windshield was not cracked. but in the ridgeline the cage bent to much and the windshield shattered.

Meaning the A pillars of the tlx are stronger it seems.

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Re: 2017 Acura TLX Crash Test - Video    (Score: 1, Normal) 12-08-2016 23:54
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TSX forum though?
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Re: 2017 Acura TLX Crash Test - Video    (Score: 1, Normal) 12-09-2016 11:36
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pretty sure the 2017 still only managed an "acceptable" rating. this after the 2016 received "marginal" for the small overlap test.... FYI the previous TL got "good"
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Re: 2017 Acura TLX Crash Test - Video    (Score: 1, Normal) 12-09-2016 16:15
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One thing that I think really stands out is how a lot of cars "slam" into the barrier while all volvos just shear right off.

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Re: 2017 Acura TLX Crash Test - Video    (Score: 1, Normal) 12-09-2016 17:21
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Is that a good or bad thing? Deflecting to the side could also mean it puts the passengers in harm's way and oncoming traffic w/o a front wheel instead of the crumple zones doing its job. The windshield still shattered near the A pillar. Knowing that it's a Volvo implies safety is a focus and that this is desired behavior? Dunno.
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Re: 2017 Acura TLX Crash Test - Video    (Score: 1, Normal) 12-09-2016 21:49
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nightflow wrote:
Is that a good or bad thing? Deflecting to the side could also mean it puts the passengers in harm's way and oncoming traffic w/o a front wheel instead of the crumple zones doing its job. The windshield still shattered near the A pillar. Knowing that it's a Volvo implies safety is a focus and that this is desired behavior? Dunno.



i think its a good thing because the car still has alot of foward momentum that was not entering the cabin. and usually it will hit something else after but with a full frontal and even less energy will come into the cabin.

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Re: 2017 Acura TLX Crash Test - Video    (Score: 1, Normal) 12-09-2016 23:15
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nightflow wrote:
Is that a good or bad thing? Deflecting to the side could also mean it puts the passengers in harm's way and oncoming traffic w/o a front wheel instead of the crumple zones doing its job. The windshield still shattered near the A pillar. Knowing that it's a Volvo implies safety is a focus and that this is desired behavior? Dunno.


if you look at technical measurements the have the lowest HIC for small overlap. You do have a valid point but I'm guessing they're just trying to minimize the forces.

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Re: 2017 Acura TLX Crash Test - Video    (Score: 1, Normal) 12-11-2016 23:48
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nightflow wrote:
Is that a good or bad thing? Deflecting to the side could also mean it puts the passengers in harm's way and oncoming traffic w/o a front wheel instead of the crumple zones doing its job. The windshield still shattered near the A pillar. Knowing that it's a Volvo implies safety is a focus and that this is desired behavior? Dunno.


Well first, it is actually moving away from the direction of traffic so that helps.

Second, the passenger safety cell is supposed to prevent the impact force from entering the passenger cell, which the Volvo most certainly did. That makes it effective. I don't really like the idea of wheels going into oncoming traffic, but ultimately, that would absorb a fair bit of force, which further decreases the forces that are transmitted to the occupants.

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Re: 2017 Acura TLX Crash Test - Video    (Score: 1, Normal) 12-12-2016 00:59
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Well first, it is actually moving away from the direction of traffic so that helps.




And straight into roadside furniture, trees and the like. And with the passenger safety cell already compromised, the secondary impact may be of some importance?

While I understand that the Volvo scenario is a good outcome for the passengers on the initial impact, the car moving off like that does open up other considerations. I wonder if Volvo have quantified this scenario, and was it designed to shear off like that??

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Re: 2017 Acura TLX Crash Test - Video    (Score: 1, Normal) 12-12-2016 10:03
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i think my post got screwed up.

the volvo went about 30 feet after it seems at a slow pace. so its not a big deal the 2nd crash.

unless someone is walking by the exact second the driver gets into a very RARE front overlap hit.

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Re: 2017 Acura TLX Crash Test - Video    (Score: 1, Normal) 12-12-2016 12:25
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sadlerau wrote:
owequitit wrote:


Well first, it is actually moving away from the direction of traffic so that helps.




And straight into roadside furniture, trees and the like. And with the passenger safety cell already compromised, the secondary impact may be of some importance?

While I understand that the Volvo scenario is a good outcome for the passengers on the initial impact, the car moving off like that does open up other considerations. I wonder if Volvo have quantified this scenario, and was it designed to shear off like that??



A crash on the left wouldn't likely compromise the structure on the right, but even so, it is unlikely that the secondary impacts would be anywhere near as severe since the whole crash sequence dissipates a tremendous amount of energy from the car.

They would probably have to test that specific scenario, but it would be unlikely and relatively low risk compared to the known quantity that is an offset head on collision. It is moving the crash energy around the structure by deflecting the car, but it would be an interesting experiment. Notice that the cars (like the TLX) that take the full force have little to no movement after the crash sequence. That is good in that when it is over it is over, but it is bad because the full force of the crash enters the structure, and potentially the passenger cell.


 
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